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This Positive Life

TheBody.com

"This Positive Life" is an ongoing podcast series from TheBody.com in which people with HIV living around the globe share their personal stories.

Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/this-positive-life/id255298563. Items in this collection are restricted.

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This Positive Life
Sep 28, 2010 TheBody.com
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"The secret to my survival is that I want to live," says HIV/AIDS advocate, mother and long-term HIV survivor Michelle Lopez. Back in 1991, Michelle left behind a partner who beat her and, she would soon learn, knowingly put her at risk for HIV. With nothing but her infant daughter, Michelle set out to find help -- and help did come, in the form of a subway ad for community health services. She sought out the agency, got her HIV diagnosis (and her daughter's) and got right into care...
This Positive Life
Aug 12, 2010 TheBody.com
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"[HIV] was just something added on the plate that I had to learn how to deal with," says Jose Ramirez. Jose survived sexual abuse, a stint at a sadistic boarding school, visits to war-torn El Salvador and being kicked out of his father's house because he was gay -- all before his 17th birthday. At 17, he found out a much-older boyfriend had passed HIV to him.
This Positive Life
May 19, 2010 TheBody.com
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Esmeralda was 25 when her husband died of AIDS, leaving her HIV positive, with one baby and another on the way.
This Positive Life
May 19, 2010 TheBody.com
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Esmeralda, 37, forges a successful new path for herself and her children, and manages to find love along the way.
This Positive Life
Mar 10, 2010 TheBody.com
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"I never expected to be this alive at this point," Gary said to himself on his 60th birthday last year. Diagnosed with HIV in 1992, Gary has survived the tragic loss of his partner, a bout with prostate cancer and a heart condition. In this edition of This Positive Life, Gary talks candidly about his health, his family, the challenges of dating, and how he went from denial of his HIV diagnosis to being a knowledgeable HIV/AIDS advocate.
This Positive Life
Jan 11, 2010 TheBody.com
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When indigenous New Zealander Marama Pala was diagnosed with HIV, she didn't have the option of telling her loved ones on her own terms. "Because we are such a tight-knit community ... news of my diagnosis spread like wildfire," she explains. In this interview, Marama talks about being an HIV/AIDS activist in her indigenous community -- as well as finding love and having children with her husband, who's also HIV-positive.